Iran tourism ministry to execute strategic plans for kick-starting traveling sector

Published on : Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Iran first Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri asked the tourism ministry to implement strategic plans for kick-starting the country’s traveling sector devastated by the pandemic over the past couple of months.

Now, almost all businesses in Iran have been activated adhering to health protocols, which have been defined by national headquarters for combating the spread of the corona virus, Jahangiri said. “This way, the tourism ministry, and the national headquarters should deepen cooperation to formulate necessary health instructions needed for the tourism sector under health instructions,” he said.

The first vice-president said these during a meeting with Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan and his deputy for tourism Vali Teymouri.

“Today is a tough time for the tourism industry as the global medical professionals recommend people to stay home and not to travel. This trend, however, has caused the tourism industry to suffer abundant financial losses,” Jahangiri said.

He spoke about the enormous tourism potential that Iran holds, saying, “Iran has unique characteristics in are arenas of civilization and history…. and many tourists around the world are interested in visiting nature, forests, beaches, and other religious, historical and archaeological attractions of the country.”

Although Iran is facing restrictions regarding foreign currency exchange and sanctions on its oil sales, tourism improvement can somewhat meet the need to foreign currency and also boost people’s incomes, and generate job opportunities.

The ministry of tourism needs to try its best for implementing the strategic plan as soon as possible, Jahangiri added.

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